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MDM vendor Fiberlink promises IT support for Windows 8 as enterprise interest grows in new OS

by Doug Drinkwater

November 2 2012

Fiberlink supports a number of different operating systems, including Android, iOS and Windows
Fiberlink supports a number of different operating systems, including Android, iOS and Windows

Mobile device management (MDM) and mobile app management (MAM) provider Fiberlink reveals that its customers will now be able to control all Windows 8 tablets, smartphones and PCs from a single console.

The MaaS360 by Fiberlink solution allows IT departments to manage all Windows 8 devices, apps and content alongside their iOS and Android deployments, and all from a single, cloud-based console.

As Fiberlink announced this news it also published a new poll of 700 enterprise IT professionals, which revealed that 40% of these folk plan to support Windows 8 on smartphones, tablets and laptops at some point going forward.

The study wasn't clear on how this compares with Apple's iOS, although another recent study from iYogi Insights discovered that a large number of SMBs are considering deploying Windows 8 tablets, with some of these planning to do so having already rolled out iPads.

In addition to this news, Fiberlink has even published a document detailing the good and bad features you’ll get from deploying Windows 8 devices in the workplace.

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